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The Blonde Captive (1931)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  30 December 1931 (USA)
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An expedition is sent into the rugged Australian outback to search for a lost white woman.

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An expedition is sent into the rugged Australian outback to search for a lost white woman.

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Ten Thousand Miles Of Travel Adventures And Then They Found the Most Amazing of Them All - A White Woman "GONE NATIVE!" (original poster) See more »


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A strange time capsule from the '30s
4 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This bizarre, exploitive documentary is typical of its time with narrator Lowell Thomas making racist wisecracks and other inane jokes throughout. A quasi-educational travelogue peppered with frequent views of semi-clad native girls from Bali to Australia.

And what about the so-called blonde captive? In the last few minutes we meet a semi-clad blonde lady and her son living with an Aboriginal tribe. She is not a captive so the title makes no sense. She was supposedly marooned there many years ago and has no desire to return to civilization. However, this segment feels fabricated. Either way, this is an interesting and peculiar curio from the past that reveals more about archaic Western attitudes than native culture.


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